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Bihar's Bagaha district SP directs cops to consider sex with minor wife as rape

This comes in accordance of Supreme Court's amendment of Exception 2 of Section 375 of Indian Panel Code

Published: 24th January 2018 09:28 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th January 2018 09:28 AM   |  A+A-

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By ANI

BAGAHA: The Superintendent of Police (SP) of Bihar's Bagaha district has directed all the Station House Officers (SHO) to consider cases involving physical relationship with wife below 18-year-old as rape.

The senior police official has also asked to take stern action against such criminals.

This comes in accordance of Supreme Court's amendment of Exception 2 of Section 375 of Indian Panel Code (IPC).

In October last year, in a landmark decision, the Supreme Court ruled that a man indulging in sex with his wife aged between 15 to 18 years could be prosecuted for rape on a complaint by her.

The top court had also mentioned that the age of consent can't be lower than18. 

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